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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Church Maintenance and Repairs!

ChurchCOR Construction Services, Inc., of Mechanicsburg, PA, is making  necessary repairs to the existing portico beams that have deteriorated due to water damage. New support structures for the beams have been constructed to provide a permanent repair.  Repairs are also required at the portico roof which has sagged due to the beam decay. Preventative measures are also being installed to limit additional moisture damage.  One of which is to cover the exposed beams in  a composite material; another is to install a metal coping cap along the top of the existing brick support wall.  The cost of this project is $32,369.00.

Donations to offset this construction cost are greatly appreciated!  Please make your check payable to Saint Katharine Drexel Church and mark the memo line of your check with “portico repair.”  Thank you for your generosity and continued support of Saint Katharine Drexel Parish.


In the Spring of 1988, Bishop William D. Keeler formed a new parish to accommodate the rapid growth in Silver Spring Township and named Reverend James R. O’Brien as the founding pastor. That same year, Mother Katharine Drexel was beatified by Pope John Paul, II. Saint Katharine DrexelAt Bishop Keeler’s request, the Holy Father gave his permission to name the Parish in Silver Spring Township as the first parish in the world to be named in her honor. Eighteen years later, on October 1, 2000, Blessed Katharine Drexel was canonized and the church’s name changed to Saint Katharine Drexel.

The Saint Katharine Drexel Parish Family, guided by the Holy Spirit, commits itself to reaching out and sharing with all people the love and service modeled by our patroness, with the Eucharist as our source of strength. Through prayer and action, we will serve God, our Lord and Savior, and our community, exhibiting a special concern for the poor, oppressed and marginalized of our society, especially those among the African-American & Native-American peoples.


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